Here's What Trump Had to Say About Biden's Stumble

Says he hopes president wasn't hurt
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2023 1:00 AM CDT
Trump Reacts to President's Stumble
President Biden falls on stage during the 2023 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony at Falcon Stadium, Thursday, June 1, 2023, at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Former President Trump was quick to weigh in on President Biden's onstage fall at Thursday's Air Force Academy commencement ceremony. Appearing in Iowa on Thursday, an audience member told him what had happened, the Hill reports. "Well, I hope he wasn't hurt," Trump said. "That’s too bad. That’s a bad place to fall. … That’s not inspiring." He added, in a reference to his own apparently unsteady walk down a ramp that he said was slippery at a 2020 West Point commencement ceremony, "You gotta be careful about that because you don’t want that, even if you have to tiptoe down the ramp."

The speech he gave prior to the walk, he continued, "was the best speech I think I’ve ever made, and it was pouring rain and it was horrible and cold and windy. And they have a ramp that was pure like an ice-skating rink, and it was like 25 feet long." He said his walk down the ramp overshadowed the main event: "They never covered my speech." Biden also responded to the fall, the Hill reports; he and his team blamed it on a sandbag that was on the stage. "I got sandbagged," Biden said jokingly. He was not hurt in the incident. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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